Maple had good engagement today and worked well with the trainer in her skills.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her first session we worked on Maple's place skill in the classroom. We used toy distractions and had other people and dogs in the classroom as added distractions. She did really well for most of the session - she listened well to commands and didn't break with the distractions. In the last few minutes she did seem to lose a bit of focus and stepped off once or twice without added distractions. She didn't take treats for most of the session but ate a few near the end. Next time we'd like to see the same level of engagement so that we can push this skill with higher distractions. At home, keep practicing her place skill and try to use it every now and then outside the home to get her used to following the command under distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we took Maple outside to work on her loose lead. For the most part she did really well but she does have a tendency to walk fast ahead of the trainer and can pull a little bit. Still, she listened well to the "uh-uh" and slowed her speed when asked which showed good focus on the trainer, even if she didn't look at the trainer often. Next time we'd like to see a bit more engagement from her so that she can better keep pace with the trainer in loose lead. Practice good engagement with her when doing walks (rewarding for looking at you frequently) at home or when out and about.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her final session we worked on Maple's drop in the classroom around other dogs. She did quite well at this but did need to be asked twice a few times. We also used movement of people around her as a distraction which she did fine with. Next time we'd like to see her drop right away with good duration so that we can really push her with distractions in her drop. Keep up the good work at home and practice drops often when outside the home!||Focus: Distraction||B|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.